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Photos Of The Muslim 'Feast Of Sacrifice' Around The World

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

Eid al-Adha is the Festival of Sacrifice, one of two feast festivals celebrated in Islam. In 2014, the holiday fell on October 4, 2014 with observance...

The Economics of Eid-ul-Adha in Pakistan

Mariam Khan | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion
Mariam Khan

In Pakistan, as the days to Eid-ul-Adha draw near, the craze of buying animals for sacrifice intensifies. Streets, lanes, alleys are filled by the young as well as the old bragging about the uniqueness of their animals, despite the stench of animal waste that lingers in the air.

The Islamic State and the Soul of Islam?

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 10.03.2014 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

The battles against terrorists such as the Islamic State and the centuries-old tension between Sunnis and Shias are not symbolic of the 'soul of a religion'. Instead, these sectarian and politically fueled schisms are symbolic of the battles for the soul of humanity, pluralism and peace.

When Asked If They Could Have Anything, They Asked for Toothpaste

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 10.19.2014 | World
Rym Tina Ghazal

Clutching a teddy bear in one arm and a balloon in another, the little boy with a deep scar under his eye looked up and asked in Arabic, very gently... almost a whisper: "Khala (aunt) Rym. Can I have toothpaste for my sisters and I?"

There Is No Eid Mubarak For Gaza's Wounded Children

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr with outdoor prayers and picnics, but many of Gaza's children remain confined to their hospital b...

Eid Mubarak!

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, which marks the ...

Eid Mubarak! Beautiful Henna Designs To Celebrate The Muslim Holiday

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion

Eid Mubarak! Ramadan, the long month of fasting, has ended, and now Muslims around the globe are celebrating the festive holiday of Eid ul-Fitr. O...

Revealed: Former Energy in Depth Spokesman John Krohn Now at EIA Promoting Fracking

Steve Horn | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

For those familiar with U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) work, objectivity and commitment to fact based on statistics come to mind.

Southwestern Energy Executive Mark Boling Admits Fracking Link to Climate Change

Steve Horn | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogAn Executive of a major shale gas development company has conceded what scientists have been saying for years: global...

New York Public Schools Will Celebrate Eid

Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion

Muslim families in New York City have been requesting official recognition for Islamic holidays in public schools for years now, but they may finally ...

Why We Should Respect All Cultural Celebrations

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Molly Alexander Darden

Every American stands on the shoulders of courageous, hard-working ancestors who came here from another country, bringing their cultures with them. Each of us is justifiably proud of our culture and heritage, and we deserve to see them respected, if not honored.

Bombing Claims 12 Lives In Kirkuk

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 10.15.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- BAGHDAD (AP) — A bomb ripped through a crowd of Sunni worshippers coming out of a mosque in northern Iraq after prayers at the start of a...

Dozens Killed In Wave Of Bombings During Eid Celebrations In Iraq

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 10.10.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A wave of car bombings targeting those celebrating the end of Ramadan across Iraq killed 69 people Saturday, a bloody reminder of the ...

Dozens Injured In Egypt Clashes Amid Eid Celebrations

AP | TONY G. GABRIEL and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 10.09.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Tens of thousands of supporters of Egypt's ousted president marched Friday on the streets of Cairo and across the country, leading to clashes...

What Do Imams Talk About For Eid?

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 08.09.2013 | Religion

(RNS) In their holiday Eid al-Fitr khutbas, or sermons, on Thursday (Aug. 8) many imams across the country noted a growing climate of acceptance in Am...

Egyptian Protesters Keep Uneasy Truce During Eid

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2013 | World

By Shadia Nasralla and Angus MacSwan CAIRO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohame...

LOOK: Eid Mubarak! Amazing Photos Of Worldwide Celebrations

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion

Eid Mubarak! Muslims all over the world have begun to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday at the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Thou...

Yes, We Have Holidays Too!

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Honestly, Islamic and national holidays have become more important for me when I became a mother. In our multicultural community in the U.S., my children enjoy many other holidays. I thought, "Why shouldn't I make something special for them for our own holidays?"

Assad Shown Unharmed After Rebels Report Attack

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

AMMAN, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels said on Thursday they targeted President Bashar al-Assad's motorcade heading to a Damascus mosque to mark the...

One Ramadan Many Celebrations; Islamic Pluralism in Action

Mike Ghouse | Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

The essence of Ramadan is to become humble, simple and free from ill-will, anger, meanness and hate. Let's fill our hearts with goodwill and honor Ramadan by saying "Eid Mubarak" or Happy Eid to everyone who celebrates on a different day in the same town.

Eid Reflections

Philip Barton | Posted 10.07.2013 | World
Philip Barton

Today is Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. As with Lent in Christianity and Yom Kippur in Judaism, this fasting creates space for reflection, humility and compassion. Current events in many Muslim countries give cause for all three.

Interfaith and Jainism

JAINA | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
JAINA

Interfaith is about having a deep awareness that faith or religion is an essential part of our lives, and that we must learn, respect, and understand other people's faiths.

Interview With a Thanksgiving's Turkey and Other Creatures of Rituals

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 01.21.2013 | Green
Rym Tina Ghazal

I'm not trying to impose or advocate a vegetarian lifestyle for everyone. But as we celebrate our different holidays, we might pause, if just for a moment, to remember and appreciate where our meal came from.

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

WATCH: The Hajj Explained: A Look Into Islam's Holy Pilgrimage

HuffingtonPost.com | Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 12.26.2012 | Religion

Millions of pilgrims are arriving in Mecca for Islam's annual Hajj pilgrimage that began on Wednesday, a journey all Muslims must perform at least onc...

Syrian Regime Agrees To Holiday Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 12.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Syria's army command said it will suspend military operations to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, declaring a ceas...